church hurt by Jami Amerine
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7 Steps to Heal a Church Hurt Broken Heart

7 Steps to Heal a Church Hurt Broken Heart Oh but a tangled web we weave when the church kicks us in the knee.  Yes, let us go there, church hurt.   And no, I am not picking on any one denomination.  Especially since I could pick on several. I have been there, done that, got the t-shirt, and then got a book published about it.  Yes, I stole Jesus from a YMCA. And yes, the Mormon church no longer has …

Beloved: Celebrating Love
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 Beloved: Celebrating Love

Beloved: Celebrating Love So, here we are, it is Valentine’s Day, time to celebrate love?  This year, for their school party, I made my two young sons’ Valentines for their class party.  Long story short, I bought candy Valentines and I guess that was a no-no.  So at the last minute, I photoshopped their heads onto cupids.  Charlie will be 6 on Monday, Sam is 8.  When I did the first draft of their cards, I made Charlie a cupid …

be still
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Be Still: Seriously, Y’all Need to Calm Down

Be Still: Seriously, Y’all Need to Calm Down Be Still and try to calm down.  I completely lost it this morning.  Completely. Out loud, directly to my husband, Justin, and indirectly, but I know He was listening, to God.  And it wasn’t a political rant.  I don’t watch the news. And it wasn’t a tantrum, I have everything I need at the moment.  But it was legitimately my heart’s cry, there is so much more to what we, Believers, believe.  …

trust and understand
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Trust the Lord Beyond What You Understand

Trust the Lord Beyond What You Understand Trust the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding.  And what do you understand? That is what I woke to this morning. What I think I know, what I am able to understand and how to get outside of myself, so I can trust Him more.  I decided to spend some time really asking God about trust.   This was a cyclical purple hot wreck.   Do I trust you? And …

better
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How to Get Better at God

How to Get Better at God I don’t think that is a great way to start a blog post.  But, here I am again, at 3:00 in the morning, with the great need to share how to get better at God. I was dead asleep and then I felt this eerie presence.   Truly, I was afraid to open my eyes.  I knew there was someone in the room. And, I knew it wasn’t my husband Justin, because, I went to …

I told you so
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“I Told You So” Sayeth Sidney & the Lord

“I Told You So” Sayeth Sidney & the Lord “I told you so.”  This is my latest mantra.  Unfortunately, it is accompanied by Randy Travis’ 1987 country hit, “I Told You So.”  Which brings back some 1987 memories, I would rather not recount.   But enough about me.   I have this aunt, she is my dad’s only baby sister.  The fourth of five children, she is the eternal hippie.  Not long ago she was sitting at my parents’ kitchen table braiding …